2011 Mocktail Contest Winners

Winning Mocktail Recipes Announced!

In 2011, NCADD-Sacramento sponsored their First Annual Most Delicious Holiday Mocktail Contest.  On December 21, a panel of judges, selected from our Board of Directors and leaders in the Sacramento community, tasted the entries in two categories:  Chock Full of Sugar and Sugar Free.  The winners were chosen based on their presentation, creativity and taste.

The winner of the Chock Full of Sugar category was “The Pink Dog” created by Susie Derbyshire.

The Pink Dog

Grapefruit Soda

Splash of Grenadine

Cherry and Slice of Lime

This drink was presented in a champagne glass (salt rim optional).

The winner of the Sugar Free category was “Rootin’ for Root Beer” created by Laura McCabe of Addiction Intervention, Inc.

Rootin’ for Root Beer

Sparkling Mineral Water (lemon or lime flavor)

2 drops of Vanilla Stevia (a healthy sugar substitute)

1 dropper of Wintergreen flavoring

This drink was also presented in a champagne glass.

Both contestants will receive four free tickets to the movies, plus mixologist bragging rights for the next year.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted entries. We encourage you to try these recipes, and serve them at your own holiday events. Or,  create your own and save it to send in for next year’s contest.  By presenting your guests with satisfying options to alcoholic drinks in social settings, you are giving them a positive alternative and contributing to their safety and health.


Judges had a taste of all Mocktail entries.